Rachel and Simon speak with the literary agent Sophie Lambert. After working as a bookseller and a book buyer in London for several years, Sophie moved to New York and spent three years there as an assistant at Janklow & Nesbit. She moved back to London and started her own list at Tibor Jones and Associates before joining C&W in 2013. She became a director and later managing director; in 2019 Sophie was shortlisted for Agent of the Year. She represents authors who have been nominated for or won numerous awards, including the Booker Prize, British Book of the Year, the Baillie Gifford, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ondaatje Prize. We spoke to Sophie about moving from bookselling to agenting, her current role at C&W and her experience of instigating projects herself.
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